Who will be the next Speaker? Mahinda or Maithree?

Who will be the next Speaker? Mahinda or Maithree?

12 August 2020 03:57 pm

Sources said that either Former President Maithripala Sirisena or senior politician Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena will be the new Speaker of the Ninth Parliament.

It is said that a cabinet ministerial post had been reserved for Maithripala Sirisena but it was changed at his own request.

Mr. Sirisena's request is to give the opportunity he gets to someone else in the SLFP.

However, another group of senior members representing the SLFP have been elected to Parliament by popular vote and do not hold cabinet or state ministerial posts.